May 26, 2020

Nugz & Hugs

This phrase popped into my head the other week so I decided to make a lettering project out of it. Figuring out how to recreate the texture of a chicken nugget is just as weird and challenging as it sounds. Well, maybe making ketchup type was harder.

May 25, 2020

Atlanta on Reddit

I posted my Atlanta animation from the previous post on Reddit yesterday and it ended up becoming the top post for the day and into this morning. As of right now, it has over 2400 up votes at a 99% rate.

May 23, 2020

Atlanta

Another random experiment with motion graphics I made over the past two days. Learned a lot about trim paths with this one.

May 22, 2020

Dad’s Birthday Present

My dad is across the country and I haven't worked much this year on account of the state of the ad industry and COVID, so I decided to make him something and use it as an opportunity to learn more motion graphics.

This is the first time I've worked with a camera in After Effects. Learned a lot about how to work with it and the importance of creating a null-object to parent it to to use as a dolly.

May 20, 2020

Blu Jam Café

One of the restaurants near my place in Los Angeles is Blu Jam Café. The food is pretty good, but their branding sucks and I especially hate the logo.

So the other day while I was walking by I thought I might as well mock up a new logo for them. To the left is their current logo, and the right is my version. Ideally I'd make it out of actual blueberry jam and shoot it, but this will have to do for now.

May 18, 2020

Meet the Flintstones

Late last night I had the urge to try and make a higher-end illustration of the Flintstones house. Here are the results.

May 13, 2020

Mountains

Wanted to play around with some more motion graphics, so I illustrated a quick mountain scene and made this.

May 12, 2020

The Petersen Museum

Latest in my Los Angeles illustration series, The Petersen Automotive Museum. Fun fact, Biggie Smalls was killed while leaving an event at The Petersen. I think about it every time I drive by Wilshire and Fairfax... or at least when I did pre-Covid.

May 10, 2020

Mother’s Day Card

I've been trying to teach myself more motion graphics in After Effects, so I decided to make a card for Mother's Day this year.

May 5, 2020

The World/Inferno Friendship Society

I've been wanting to get more into lettering so I finally sat down with my iPad to give it a go. I used a lyric from one of my favorite bands, The World/Inferno Friendship Society.

May 5, 2020

The Broad Museum

Another entry in my LA illustration project.

May 5, 2020

I made a book

Working with Sunita Deshpande, I helped create an illustrated alphabet book. Originally it was for my nephew's second birthday, but enough people wanted copies that we are producing a first edition on our own. Find out more here.